21st December 2008 – An old photo of the Watergeus popped up on a site. It is a photo from Harry De Groot.

There are so many things this picture can learn:

  • Engine room entrance was a hatch with a porthole, not a door like it is now
  • Ship still had it’s kalfdekken
  • Ship had his mast (removed in 50’s)
  • Entrance to the fore peak was by a small door, not a cabin as it is today
  • Back accommodation had three windows and a porthole, now only three bigger windows.
  • The anchor winch still seems to be the same today
  • Anchor crane has gone (is on my wish list)
  • Bollards at the wheelhouse have been replaced

Once aboard, I started checking for remains of some of these items.